. >> rose: it is a busy week for the united states congress. today the senate voted to allow the consideration of the first piece of major gun control legislation in two decades. the chamber will now debate a bill that would expand background checks for gun buyers. also today house democrats unveiled their plan for immigration overhaul. the proposal comes just days before a bipartisan groups of eight senators is expected to present their agreement on immigration reform. the developments occurred in the wake of a continuing fiscal debate on the hill. president obama released his own budget proposal on wednesday to consider all of this joining me from washington jonathan karl, he is chief white house correspondent for abc news. i'm pleased to have him back on this program. welcome back, jonathan, great to talk to you. >> thank you very much, charlie. great to be with you. >> rose: where should we start? let's start with the president's budget. obviously some democrats believe he went too far. republicans saying he didn't go far enough. what did he accomplish? and where are we?